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Old 01-06-2008, 09:12 AM #1
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Invasion scenario @hotshots paintball West Palm Beach FL

Hot shots paintball in Loxahatchee FL is planning a scenario on febuary 23rd. Should be a decent size scenario, nothing all that big.
Admission 35$ with preregister. If i recall its around 50$ish day of event.
Rentals are available and paint is 60$ a case. For further information and to sign up.
Shoot questions via pm's if you have any questions.

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Old 02-27-2008, 09:23 AM #2
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I attended this "scenario" on Saturday (2/23) and it was without a doubt the worst paintball experience I have had in my 4 years of playing.

I also attended the Operation Mercury scenario on 11/4/2007 and was disappointed, but had hoped management would learn some lessons from that one. Sadly, this was not the case.

Where to begin:

From the outset, the owner apologized for not having a bullhorn to anounce the start and end of missions. Apparently, he forgot to charge the battery for his existing equipment, but he promised to have one available by the dinner break at 5pm.

No-one was chrono'ed for this event. Not one single person. It was a "self-serve" chrono day at Hotshots, apparently. Also, not one single ref had a hand-held chrono or radio. Not that that mattered, because when you could find a ref, they wouldn't do anything. Even when people were overshooting, spawn-camping, blatantly shooting hot, not calling themselves out, etc. I watched this happen numerous times while refs were standing right there observing.

Management was non-existent. During the first missions, half of the refs were sitting around at the bbq stand having a nice chat and a soda. They should have been out on the field, umm....well...reffing the damn game.

Nobody seemed to know what was going on at any given times. Not the teams, not the refs, nor the clubhouse staff.

By around 3:30 - 4:00PM, both team's generals had quit for the day. One (the American general) in a tissy fit because someone had the audacity of shooting at him when he was exiting the "insertion" vehicle. The other (Chinese general) because he was overshot during the last "mission", and was constantly hit even when he was leaving the field (with marker and/or hand raise and barrel condom on).

There were multiple people, including young kids, who were injured by people purposely overshooting. Blood was drawn on quite a few.

The game was all but over after 4:00pm, when my group left. The parking lot was pretty much empty by this time, most people having packed it in by 2 - 3 pm.

One possible issue, though it was just rumor and I can't vouch for the veracity of it, was that the "organized" teams that showed up came with the purpose of disrupting the scenario. Like I said, I can't prove the intent, but it is effectively what happened.

It's too bad because the fields themselves at hotshots are actually quite good. Lots of cover, structures, an old bus, city, etc. to play in and around. The people I gathered to go to both scenarios (12 on the first go around, 8 the second) now refuse to return. What a shame.
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